The Seattle Times

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Man calls 14-foot canoe on Boston Harbor his home

Michael Richard Smith lights a cigarette while speaking with members of the media on a wharf in Boston Harbor, in Boston, Tuesday. The 49-year-old Maine native said Tuesday that he's been paddling the waters of metro Boston since at least late summer with all of his possessions aboard a 14-foot, 40-year-old aluminum canoe that he patches with duct tape when necessary.